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The Power of Play
September 8, 2020
Free play provides a vital platform for a child’s overall development. Among other things, it stimulates creativity, builds initiative, teaches organization and encourages negotiation skills. Plus, it’s just plain fun. I think adults sometimes underestimate the importance of allowing kids time to be outside, to get dirty and to have unstructured time to explore.
This article from Parents magazine gives some good insight into why simple, free play is one of the best things you can give to your kids.
Until next time.
Be kind to yourselves and others,
Usually, a new school year is filled with a mix of excitement for reconnecting with friends and getting a little more structure in our lives and disappointment that summer flew by so fast. Now I’m not sure what to feel. I find myself struggling with desperately wanting things to go back to “normal” and adjusting to a new way of doing and being. Back to school is hitting hard this year. Read more.